Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Schmidgall has a twin sister and a younger brother. His dad’s job brought him to Colleyville, TX where he lived until he attended Texas A&M University. He went onto to receive his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, and met his wife, Michele, during his residency at Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Dr. Schmidgall and Michele have a son, Luke, their pride and joy. They are active members of the Watermark Community Church in Fort Worth with their faith being a central part of their marriage, family, and practice. Dr. Schmidgall is an active member is several prestigious dental organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and many more. He is currently the president of the Fort Worth chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Schmidgall prides himself on being an avid learner and staying up to date on the latest techniques and technology. In fact, Dr. Schmidgall has taken over 600 hours of continuing education over the last 3 years (average dentist takes 36 hours in this timeframe) and will be receiving his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an award only 6% of general dentists hold, in the Spring of 2020.
As a youngster, Dr. Schmidgall enjoyed attention to detail, structure, science, and problem-solving. His mother was a nurse and his father an engineer, but he found healthcare to provide flexibility, community involvement, and to be more suited to his talents. So he shadowed a local dentist, a man of faith, and become captivated with the impact dentistry could have on people’s lives.
Today, he thrives when using his God-given talents to benefit those around him. Dr. Schmidgall loves building relationships with our patients and helping them achieve their goals.
Dr. Richard S. McDonald was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated with honors from Simpson College and received his Doctoral Degree of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa in 1979.
After completion of dental school, Dr. McDonald joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas as a Dental Officer. After fulfilling his 3 year active duty service obligation, Dr. McDonald chose to reside in Fort Worth where he is respected among dental colleagues for his outstanding dental work and patients for his compassionate, gentle care.
Dr. McDonald is trained in all types of general dentistry but elects to place special emphasis on his main passions, cosmetic smile makeovers, laser dentistry and orthodontics. His experience of over 35 years spans the full spectrum of patient needs.
Dr. McDonald and his wife Sheila reside in Fort Worth. Their family includes his son, Brad, his daughter, Jennifer, and seven grandchildren. Dr. McDonald’s hobbies include tennis, snowboarding, and traveling when he is not spending time with his family and friends. He and his wife are active members of Christ Church in Fort Worth.
In the continuous effort to provide the highest quality dental care for our patients a total team commitment is necessary. Our office staff is one of the most dedicated teams I have ever had the privilege of working with. It is with great pride that I present my office team to you.
First, let me introduce the front office staff.
Shara, Tonya and Mel work as a team to keep our front office running smoothly. It is their smiling faces that will greet you as you walk into our office. Together they handle the scheduling, financial planning, and patient accounts. Their attention to detail is evident in the everyday business management of our office. If you ever need to make a change in scheduling or ask a question about your account, feel free to call them. They will help you determine the best sequence of procedures to optimize your dental care. They will also provide you with a treatment estimate, review insurance coverage, and go over financial arrangements so that you will be ready to start!
Helping in the back are the Dental Assistants. They are vital in helping provide quality dental care.
Misty, Jennifer and Becky will take care of you at chairside. They make it possible for our office to give you the high quality that you have come to expect. Together they have a combined total of over 40 years of dental experience. Our assistants take that extra step to make sure your visit is as comfortable as a pleasant as possible. Jennifer M is our Orthodontic Assistants. She is responsible for helping all the orthodontics patients with their treatment. Her gentle, caring attitude will make your orthodontic visit a pleasant one.
Our office is also blessed with three exceptionally talented Dental Hygienists that keep you smiling!
Marti, Melissa, and Stacy share a great enthusiasm for their work! They are not only dedicated hygienists, but also dedicated educators about the prevention of gum disease and the benefits of high quality dental care. Marti, Stacy, and Melissa will keep your mouth healthy and feeling great.